Phormium cookianum ‘Tricolor’

Phormium cookianum ‘Tricolor’ photographed at Arduaine Garden, Oban, Scotland, UK

Phormium cookianum ‘Tricolor’ has drooping variegated leaves up to 5 ft (1.5 m) long, which the plant an arching habit. The leaf margins are cream-yellow, with a narrow red edge. The flowers are yellow, in a spike up to 3 ft (1 m) high.

The original plant of Phormium cookianum ‘Tricolor’ was discovered in the late 1880s on the banks of the Wainuioru River in the Wairarapa area, to the east of Wellington, North Island of New Zealand. It is one of the most beautiful Phormium cultivars, and a useful addition to any shrub border.

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